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M.Wait
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 9:58 am Reply with quote Back to top
I understand that HGV drivers of vehicles in excess of 3500kg now have to carry out a form of CPD. I understand there is until 2014 for existing drivers to complete their full 35hrs of training.

Does anyone know of any training providers in the local area

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:47 am Reply with quote Back to top
I'm guessing that Mick would be an ideal source of info for this. Incidentally it's now LGV I understand not HGV anymore. Why I don't know. I suppose a large goods vehicle might not necessarily be heavy. It could be full of glider engines. Wink Yes they do have to do a form of continuous competency stuff. There have many and varied changes with the advent of digital tachos etc and it would be easy to get left behind. I think it's hours related too.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 11:10 am Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Chris

Yes you are right it is 35 Hours assisted training that they have to achieve. I understand most comapnies are carrying this out in 5 Hr slots.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Any guidance on who pays for this? If it's vocational, as in required to keep your licence, I can see many employers saying that it's up to the individual to pay for it. In the case of an agency / self employed driver then I guess there is no other option. Just interested by the way, don't have a stake in this, but wondering how it's actually going to work in reality.


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top
That is a very good question, but as I understand it will be a requirement to keep the licence

When I get more details I'll post them

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:02 am Reply with quote Back to top
I have had a response on this question see below

All drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonne gross mass (Large Goods Vehicles) must prove professional competence by attending 5 training sessions of at least 7 hours
in a five year period, which started on 10th September 2009, or when they pass their LGV test.

They must then re-qualify by attending a further 5 sessions by the 9th September 2019.

I am able to provide this training via a syndicate agreement with AIM Commercial Services of Derby
and I attach a list of courses and a price guide if any of your members are interested.

I would very much like to attend your next meeting, with a view to joining your group.

Could you please forward dates, location and times for your next meeting.

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Ralph

Ralph Bell Transport Advisory Services
The Turbine Business Innovation centre
Worksop
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S81 8AP
07798 677554
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:32 pm Reply with quote Back to top
In response to Chris's question see below.

It is the employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that all drivers they employ are legally entitled to drive

However it is the drivers responsibility to carry out the training

In reality some companies pay for the training and pay their drivers to attend, some pay for training but do not pay drivers to attend, some (very few) expect their drivers to pay themselves (particularly casuals)

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